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Cover for Rewinding the history of agriculture and emergence of nanotechnology in agriculture.

This chapter explores the emergence of nanotechnology in terms of the history of agriculture. It regards nanotechnology as an important revolutionary technology that is likely to have a considerable impact on the whole of the agricultural sector, including plant breeding, waste remediation,...

Author(s)
Sandhya Mishra; Fraceto, L. F.; Yang XiaoDong; Singh, H. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Building soil health, improving carbon footprint and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through CSR.

Unabated soil degradation due to low soil organic carbon (C) levels, multiple nutrient deficiencies including micro- and secondary nutrients, rising salinity and soil loss due to erosion jeopardizes food security of swiftly rising global population projected to be 9.7 billion by 2050. Soils also...

Author(s)
Girish Chander; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Patil, M. D.; Rao, A. N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable development of fragile low-rainfall regions - Power Grid Corporation of India initiative.

Rainfed agriculture in low-rainfall areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is characterized by high risks from drought, degraded natural resources and pervasive poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Under corporate social responsibility, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Gurugram,...

Author(s)
Prabhakar Pathak; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Aviraj Datta; Nagaraju Budama
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farmer-centric integrated water management for improving livelihoods - a case study of Rural Electrification Corporation Limited.

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL) supported an ICRISAT-led consortium to establish two watershed learning sites in Penukonda mandal (4 villages, 3150 ha of cultivated land and home to 8700 people) of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh and Wanaparthy mandal (4 villages, 3968 ha of...

Author(s)
Sudi, R.; Girish Chander; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Forest hydrology of mountainous and snow-dominated watersheds.

This chapter focuses mainly on the hydrological processes observed in the mountainous and subalpine temperate coniferous forests in the Western part of North America, in which it broadly include the states of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, northern California, Montana- west of the Continental Divide,...

Author(s)
Elliot, W. J.; Dobre, M.; Srivastava, A.; Elder, K. J.; Link, T. E.; Brooks, E. S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hydrological processes of reference watersheds in experimental forests, USA.

This chapter provides an overview and comparison of factors influencing hydrological processes, especially stream flow dynamics and evapotranspiration, at ten relatively undisturbed reference watersheds in the USDA-EFR network. The chapter demonstrates the breadth of the hydrogeological,...

Author(s)
Amatya, D. M.; Campbell, J.; Wohlgemuth, P.; Elder, K.; Sebestyen, S.; Johnson, S.; Keppeler, E.; Adams, M. B.; Caldwell, P.; Misra, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Forest runoff processes.

This chapter examines present understanding of two simple questions posed by observers of forests: (1) where does the water go when it rains?; and (2) where does the water in the stream come from?

Author(s)
Williams, T. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving water availability and diversification of cropping systems in pilot villages of north and southern India.

Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh and southeastern region of Karnataka (e.g. Kolar) are hot spots of poverty located in the semi-arid tropics. These regions are vulnerable to climate change and experience water scarcity and land degradation. Despite having moderate to good rainfall (700-850 mm),...

Author(s)
Garg, K. K.; Ramesh Singh; Wani, S. P.; Chaturvedi, O. P.; Inder Dev; Patil, M. D.; Sudi, R.; Singh, A. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in the USA.

This chapter discusses the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in the USA. Results are presented of research conducted to investigate the effects of CA on (i) soil quality, (ii) carbon sequestration, (iii) crop yields, (iv) runoff, infiltration, soil water content and soil...

Author(s)
Duiker, S. W.; Thomason, W.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in Argentina.

This chapter describes the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in Argentina. Results are presented of research on the effects of CA on (i) soil quality (physical, chemical and biological), (ii) carbon sequestration, (iii) production levels and yields under different...

Author(s)
Albertengo, J.; Belloso, C.; Giraudo, M. B.; Peiretti, R.; Permingeat, H.; Wall, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter

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